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The Foundation Certificate in Counselling

The Awareness Centre’s Foundation Certificate in Counselling offers you an opportunity to discover, explore and experience the field of counselling. The Foundation Certificate is a one-year, part-time course run over a number of weekends from The Awareness Centre (TAC) in Clapham SW4. 

The course provides a robust theoretical and practical introduction to counselling, with an emphasis on putting your knowledge and skills into practice.

The course helps you to develop interpersonal skills and build therapeutic relationships, so you can attend sensitively and appropriately to the needs of your clients. We also work on the importance of establishing and maintaining clear professional and personal boundaries.

Self-awareness and personal development are vital components of the training. The course includes personal and professional development activities, counselling skills training, and an exploration and understanding of theories that underpin your counselling work.

The Foundation Certificate in Counselling is suitable if you are considering a career in counselling, or if you wish to develop your interpersonal and communication skills. This training offers 120 contact hours.